Look and Write: Describing Pictures
In this describing pictures worksheet, students look at a picture, then write a sentence beside it to describe it. Worksheet contains links to additional activities.
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Writing a Letter
Here are three well-thought-out tasks intended to build good note taking and letter writing skills. The class reads three short letters, determines who wrote them (based on context) and takes notes as a pre-writing activity. They finish...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Let’s Look Around!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)
Let's Look Around! is the theme of an English language development unit comprised of lessons highlighting verb endings, naming and action parts of sentences, consonant clusters, and contractions; all equipped with grand discussions,...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Elementary Writing Prompts
Get your class writing with a large collection of writing prompts. The prompts are organized by grade and type. So if, for example, you were looking for a fourth grade expository writing prompt, you could scroll through the document to...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Descriptive Writing Using the Book Rumpelstiltskin
Use the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin to teach your third grade class about descriptive writing. Following a teacher read-aloud of the story, the class brainstorms a list of adjectives describing the main character. Students use this list...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Describe It with Adjectives
Put children's descriptive writing skills to the test with these fun collaborative writing activities. Presented with the picture of an object, young writers are are tasked with creating a description that provides enough detail for one...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Look, Think, and Read- Sentences Describing Pictures- Dogs
Little ones will look, think, then read to determine what the simple sentences are saying. There are three images of dogs doing different things, learners will look at each image then read each of the three simple sentences located next...
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Happened Next? (Grades K-4)
Explore the structure of narrative writing with this fun, collaborative lesson. Start by reading aloud a short story, asking small groups of learners to fill in key events on a large story board prepared on the class whiteboard....
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed